Kool & the Gang

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Things changed drastically for Kool And The Gang in 1989. J.T. Taylor departed, and they were caught without a standout lead singer for the first time since 1978. They had also transformed the sound so much that they couldn't go back to funk, which by now was passe anyhow. So they cranked out a completely faceless, aimless record, one so desultory that it was sad for both fans of the old and new sound to hear it. It's probably the worst album of their career.

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